Vikings vs. Packers: Lights Too Bright on Big Stage for Webb and the Vikings

January 6, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I expected a letdown by the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday.
The uneven play through the middle of the season prepared us for that possibility.
Nobody expected this near-disaster.
Joe Webb was a complete mess for 90 percent of the night, holding the ball far too long and twice throwing the ball haphazardly into the air mid-sack and nearly being picked off.
If you thought that by the end of the night Minnesota would have a quarterback controversy, you can shelve that thought.
Webb was awful—and we saw why Christian Ponder wasn't benched during the awful stretch he had midseason.
What was really puzzling was the game plan by Minnesota.
Webb is not a pocket quarterback. He never will be, because it's not his strength and that's fine.
If you have Webb, who is incredibly slippery when running the option, why do you force him to hang in the pocket all night?
Why are you not running the option, having Webb run bootlegs and handing the ball off ...

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